The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program held the third annual Technical Update meeting on July 24-26, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. This meeting showcased world-class building science expertise for high performance homes in a dynamic new format. Researchers from Building America teams and national laboratories came together to discuss key issues currently limiting implementation of high performance homes.
The meeting also included working sessions from each Standing Technical Committee (STC) that outlined work that will best assist in overcoming technical challenges and delivering Building America research results to the market. Learn more about the STCs and the research planning process.
Read the summary report from the meeting. This report and meeting presentations are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.
- Update on U.S. Department of Energy Residential Program Priorities
- Issue #1: How Do We First Do No Harm with High-R Enclosures?
- Issue #2: What Emerging Innovations are the Key to Future Homes?
- Issue #3: HVAC Proper Installation Energy Savings: Over-Promising or Under-Delivering?
- Issue #4: Are High Efficiency Hot Water Heating Systems Worth the Cost?
- Issue #5: How Much Insulation is Too Much?
- Issue #6: Do Codes and Standards Get in the Way of High Performance?
- Issue #7: What are the Best HVAC Solutions for Low-Load, High Performance Homes?
- Issue #8: Better Technology Doesn't Always Win – How Can We Ensure that Doesn't Happen to High Performance Homes?
- Issue #9: What are the Best Ventilation Techniques?